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Little Ones Music Play
An Infant Learning Curriculum
A program of the FSU Institute for Infant and Child Medical Music Therapy
“Little Ones Music Play” groups are fun, educational, and designed to teach your infant new skills in language, motor abilities, and cognitive skills through music!
What is Little Ones Music Play?
“Little Ones Music Play” groups are designed to help infants develop language, motor, and cognitive skills through interactive music activities. Musical play with Mom, Dad, or caregivers will also encourage bonding. You will learn relaxation techniques to improve your infant’s sleep.
When and where are groups offered?
For children 18 – 23 months old: Every Friday at 9:30 am
For infants 12 – 17 months old: Every Friday at 10:15 am
For infants 6 – 11 months old: Every Friday at 11:00 am
All groups meet at the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Women’s Pavilion. Groups will last approximately 30 minutes.
Please check event website for cancelled classes.
Is there a cost and how do I sign up?
The cost to attend Little Ones Music Play is $5 per family per week, due upon arrival to the group each week. Advance payments are not accepted. Cash is preferred but checks are made payable to FSU NICU MT. If paying with a check you are required to show a valid driver’s license. There is no pre-registration required to attend a class.
Who can attend “Little Ones Music Play” groups?
Any infant regardless of ability level can attend. Infants born preterm and full term are welcome. Infants can begin attending groups when they are 6 months old (corrected age) and can continue coming until they reach 2 years of age.
How is the music content for groups decided?
Music activities are designed to target the American Academy of Pediatrics developmental milestones for each infant age group. Baby sign language, movement activities, and cognitive activities will all be taught through music.
Directions to Women’s Pavilion:
Enter the new Women’s Pavilion and Emergency Center parking garage from Medical Drive (accessed from Miccosukee Rd. or Centerville Rd.). After going through the gate, immediately turn left into area marked “Overflow ER Parking” (do not go up the ramp directly in front of the gate). Meet at the elevator on level L marked “Women’s Pavilion Staff Access Elevator.” A “Little Ones Music Play” group member will be waiting to take you up to the group. There is a $1 parking fee.
Please call the Music Therapy Office at (850) 431-7468 with any questions
What is Music Play?
Music Play is a 30 minute music and movement class currently offered to children ages 2 and 3. Children will participate in a variety of music activities that are fun and feel like play, but also help to develop speech and language, movement and coordination, and reading and academic skills.
Who teaches Music Play?
Music Play classes are presented by Capital Music Therapy, a small business that provides music therapy services to Tallahassee and the surrounding areas.
Classes are taught by Michelle Strutzel, a board certified music therapist who received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Florida State University. She is the owner or Capital Music Therapy.
When is Music Play
Music Play classes are held every Friday morning unless otherwise noted below.
Age 2 meets 9:30-10:00a
Age 3 meets 10:30-11:00a
Classes are cancelled on the following dates (please check back occasionally for changes to this schedule):
Where is Music Play
Music Play is offered in the classrooms of ARTS Afterschool, located in the shopping center of Esposito Garden Center. See above for the address and map of location.
Music Play is a drop-in class; no pre-registration is required. Parents or guardians are asked to be present with their child during the class.
We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful library system in Leon County! All branches offer some type of programming for children/families, so we have condensed each day of their offerings into one calendar posting. All programs are half an hour long, free and open to the public, and you don’t have to register in advance with the library. Don’t forget to check out som books with your little one while you’re there, too (library cards are free for residents). See below for which programs are regularly scheduled for today, expectations for RSVPs and attendance, reminders about program cancellations and program descriptions.
Today’s Program Is:
Family Story Time – 10:00 AM – Dr. B.L. Perry, Jr. Branch (2817 S. Adams St., across from Main Post Office) – Parking is free.
Since these are weekly community programs, we realize it may be difficult to keep your RSVPs accurate from week to week. If you do RSVP yes, you can indicate which program that you plan to attend either along with your RSVP or in the comments section of the calendar entry. And just know that even if nobody has RSVP’d on a particular day, you can surely expect to see friendly faces every time you go!
Programming is usually suspended for a full week (or more) around holidays, summer time and winter break. Please check the library’s online calendar for updates because the cancellations may not be reflected here. When you learn of current/upcoming cancellations that aren’t already noted on our calendar, please email an Organizer or post a note on our Message Board so everyone can plan accordingly.
What is Family Story Time?
Family story time is geared toward children of all ages and their families. A librarian leads the group in lessons on literature, culture, stories, music, rhymes and more.
During this special Curator’s Tour, Historic Capitol staff will talk about the development of the exhibit Choosing to Participate and point out interesting tidbits that you may not find on first glance.
The exhibit features eleven panels developed through the partnership of the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service and Facing History and Ourselves to encourage dialogue, engagement, respect, and participation in our communities. Each panel highlights the choice between being a participating upstander or a passive bystander in our communities and reminds us that no action to improve society is too small.
The special Curator’s Tour is held on the fourth Friday of every month through July 2014. Admission is free.
Enjoy a Day of Greek food and Entertainment.
Purchase Advance Luncheon tickets NOW for just $10.00, or $12.00 at Door.
DINE IN OR TAKE OUT
Lamb/Beef Gyro on Fresh Pita Bread
Greek Fries, Greek Salad, Iced Tea
Other Beverages, Greek Pastries & Baklava Sundaes for an additional charge
Presented by the Ladies of the Philoptochos, Holy Mother of God Greek Orthodox Church,
(all profits go to charity)
Contact for Purchasing Tickets Now email@example.com Or call 850-878-0747
The 24th Annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival will be held on April the 25th and 26th. Our family and pet friendly event will again celebrate “The Pirates of the Carrabellean -The Treasure of Gullet’s Cove” at this year’s festival. Established traditions, new features and attractions, great arts and crafts, fresh local seafood and tasty festival treats promise all who attend a delightful time. Don’t miss Carrabelle’s own Fishy Fashion Show!
Learn more by calling 850-320-8225 or visiting this site.
A High Tea event with Chick-n-Minis, chicken salad finger sandwiches, fruit, a small salad, cinnamon clusters, chocolate chunk cookies, sweet and unsweetened iced tea, and lemonade. Real cups, saucers and tea pots for you to enjoy your tea with. $7.00+tax for Adults or 12+ child $4.00+tax for child 11- and under. If you have any questions, please call us at (850)878-7095. Go to the “EVENTS” tab, select April 25, then RSVP to secure your reservation.
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